Garland Richard Culpepper

Male, #42716, (4 Mar 1926 - 12 Feb 1998)
Father*Robert Edward Culpepper (21 Nov 1895 - Mar 1986)
Mother*Minnie Magnolia Moye (14 Sep 1906 - 19 Nov 1995)
Birth*4 Mar 1926 He was born on 4 Mar 1926 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.1 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Garland was listed as a son in Robert Edward Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Harrison Ward, Portsmouth (city), Virginia.2 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Virginia.1 
1940 Census1 Apr 1940 Garland was listed as a son in Robert Edward Culpepper's household on the 1940 Census at Washington Ward, Portsmouth (city), Virginia.3 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(US Navy.)4 
Marriage*circa 1947 He married Kathleen Wiggins circa 1947.5 
Death of FatherMar 1986 His father Robert Edward Culpepper died in Mar 1986 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.1 
Death of Mother19 Nov 1995 His mother Minnie Magnolia Moye died on 19 Nov 1995 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.1 
Death*12 Feb 1998 He died at Portsmouth (city), Virginia, on 12 Feb 1998 at age 71.1 
Obituary*13 Feb 1998 Garland Richard Culpepper, 71, of the first block of Lynn Drive, died 12 Feb 1998. He was owner and operator of Culpepper Radiator Service established in 1947. A native of Portsmouth, he was a member of Churchland Baptist Church, Tidal Wave Masonic Lodge No. 273, Ambassador Club, Khedive Temple, Royal Order of the Jesters, Big Train Operators of Tidewater, an avid collector and restorer of antique automobiles and a Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Culpepper; three sons, Richard A. Culpepper, David S. Culpepper, both of Chesapeake, Philip Culpepper of Chapel Hill, N.C; a brother, Robert E. Culpepper Jr. of Kill Devil Hills, N.C; five grandchildren, Cliff, Alice, Courtney, Alexander and Adam; and a great-grandson, Andrew Polson. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Churchland Baptist Church by Dr. R. Clint Hopkins, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with Masonic rites. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, N.C. 29605, or Churchland Baptist Church Building Fund, 3031 Churchland Blvd., Chesapeake, Va. 23321.4
Burial*14 Feb 1998 His body was interred on 14 Feb 1998 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Portsmouth (city), Virginia.4,6 


Kathleen Wiggins (30 Dec 1930 - 24 Apr 2009)
Marriage*circa 1947 He married Kathleen Wiggins circa 1947.5 
ChartsRobert Culpepper Jr. of Lower Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Feb 2013


  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Portsmouth (city), VA, Harrison Ward, ED 2, Page 3B, Family 74, 1409 Piedmont Ave (4 Apr 1930)
    Robert Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 33, md@28, VA/VA/NC, Brakeman/RR, WW1 Vet
    Minnie Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 23, md@18, NC/NC/NC
    Garland Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 134 sng, VA/VA/NC.
  3. 1940 (16th) US Census, compiled by the US Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls., Online database at
    Portsmouth (city), VA, Washington Ward, ED 116-39, Page 12 (9 Apr 1940)
    Lines 45-48, 413 Douglas Avenue
    Robert E. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 44, md, VA, 1935 in same place, Brakeman/Railroad
    Minnie Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 34, md, NC, 1935 in same place, Housework
    Garland R. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 14, sng, VA, 1935 in same place, School
    Robert E. Culpepper Jr., Son, M, Wh, 5, sng, VA, 1935 in same place.
  4. Virginian-Pilot/Ledger-Star, Norfolk, VA.
    13 Feb 1998 obituary for Garland Richard Culpepper.
  5. Virginian-Pilot/Ledger-Star, Norfolk, VA.
    Obituary of Kathleen Wiggins Culpepper (#42718), published 26 Apr 2009.
  6. Find a Grave (online database)
    Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 3920 Airline Boulevard, Chesapeake (city), VA
    + Culpepper, Garland Richard 61828275, 1926 - 1998
    + Culpepper, Kathleen Wiggins 61828289, 1930 - 2009.